Daniel Brook is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in publications including Harper’s, The Nation, Slate and Metropolis. He has reported from foreign countries including Syria, Egypt, China and India, as well as many of the 50 states. His first book, The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner Take All America, was published by Times Books/ Henry Holt in 2007. His next book, A History of Future Cities, will be published by W. W. Norton next year. Brook has received fellowships from The Library of Congress, The Century Foundation, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and The Black Mountain Institute. He won the 2010 Winterhouse Award for Design Criticism and Writing and the 2001 Rolling Stone College Journalism Prize, and was a finalist for the 2003 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Brook was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, educated at Yale and is currently based in New Orleans.
Building Housing Right in Politically Correct Seattle
- Read how famously progressive Seattle is navigating the debate over public housing roiling cities across the country.
- Deepen your understanding of federal housing policy and how evolving norms and regulations are affecting cities.
- Learn how residents of Seattle's public housing community are responding to transformations happening in their neighborhood.
Can Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Reinvent Downtown Las Vegas?
- You've heard about Tony Hsieh's plan to remake Downtown Las Vegas. Learn why it matters for other cities and the urbanist movement.
- Hsieh shares ideas with Brooklyn real estate rainmakers David Walentas and Greg O'Connell. Can their model, which worked in dense New York, work in sprawling Sin City?
- Explore the ideas behind Hsieh's efforts and the market they will be up against.